Matt Brisson qualified for Team Canada at Summer Universiade, Russia
May 24, 2013
Congratulations to King’s student-athlete Matt Brisson who has been named to Team Canada for the Summer Universiade to be held in Kazan, Russia from July 6-17, 2013. He has qualified for the 110 metre hurdles with a time of 13.94 on April 19th at the Bryan Cray Invitational in Anaheim, California. Brisson was the only Canadian to surpass the qualifying standard of 14.00 and will be the lone Canadian to compete in this event. Brisson had a strong year for the Mustangs taking gold in the 60 metre hurdles at both the CIS and OUA Championships. He is one of three Western Mustangs who will travel to Russia along with track coach Frank Erle. Brisson has completed 3rd year criminology at King’s and is from St. Thomas.
"I'm extremely proud of the athletes and coach Frank Erle who have been named to the FISU team to compete in Kazan, Russia in July,” said Mustangs head coach Vickie Croley. “In my 20 years of coaching at Western the only other athlete to have qualified for this team was Western’s great heptathlete, Jen Cotten in 2011. This is not an easy team to make and for three of our athletes to do so as well as four others to have been very close is a huge testament to the success of our program and coaches."